Community news from around the area

Neon Knights, Country Friends

to entertain in Colliers

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Neon Knights tonight at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The Country Friends Band will entertain on Saturday.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Mondays are open mic, which begins at 6 p.m. The doors open at 4 p.m., and the covered-dish meal is at 5 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Patrons of any of the events can bring a covered dish if they desire. Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music.

All proceeds go to charity. For information, call or text (304) 479-1270 or (304) 748-2816. To receive upcoming events, e-mail and request a schedule.

Italian-American Cultural Club invites public to Festa Del Vino

WINTERSVILLE — At its October meeting, the Italian-American Cultural Club continued plans for its fall fundraiser.

“Festa Del Vino” will be held at St. Florian Hall, Luray Drive, Wintersville, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person, and tickets may be purchased at Scaffidi’s Restaurant, Pittera’s Pizza, from committee members in advance or at the door. It is open to the public.

Chairman Todd Piergallini said the Northern, Central and Southern regions of Italy will be represented. The evening will include fine wines, foods, desserts and music from these areas of Italy. There will be a cash bar; Italian (Chinese) auctions; a silent auction; and a 50-50 “Pot of Gold.”

The fundraiser supports the five $1,000 scholarships awarded yearly and the club’s summer Campo Italiano for children. For information or to buy tickets, contact Todd at (740) 317-7255.

At the October meeting, Michele Fabbro, vice president of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival, presented checks to Treasurer Frankie DiCarlantonio. Club members volunteered at the festival held in August.

The club is in need of a new president and vice president as the terms of those presently holding the positions, Jane Antonucci and Doby Piergallini, respectively, are expiring.

The Christmas party will be held Dec. 10.

Winners for the evening were Mike Zinno, Rose Chappano and Fabbro.

Library announces variety

of programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities to be held at its various locations:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Join by calling the library.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Adults: Cookbook Club will meet, eat and discuss recipes on Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Call to join.

Children: Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, meets Oct. 26 at 11:15 a.m. This is a lap-sit program that involves rhymes, books and songs to help babies with language development. No registration is required.

Stop in to make a craft on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Pumpkin painting will be done Tuesday at 6 p.m. Bring in a clean pumpkin. Paints will be provided.

A family movie will be shown at 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

Adults: Color pages designed for adults on Monday at 6 p.m.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Make a craft on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults and teens: Get Tech Help to download eBooks and other library items from the website to an electronic device on Tuesday from 1-9 p.m. Call for a 15-minute appointment.

Teen Game Night is on October 25 at 5:30 p.m. Play games on Wii, Playstation, and XBOX 360.

Harry Potter Club meets on October 26 at 6 p.m. For more information about the group that does activities and discussion based on the books and movies, call the library.

Children: Babygarten will be held Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Family movie night is Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Choose a movie time and register by calling the library.

School-age children are welcome to stop in to make a craft on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Pumpkin painting time at the library is Monday at 6 p.m. Bring a clean pumpkin, and the library will provide the paint.

A family movie will be shown at noon on Oct. 28. Find out what’s playing by calling the library.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held at noon on Tuesday. This is an hour-long play session that uses letter-learning toys. No registration is needed.

Make and take home a craft on Oct. 26 anytime from 5-8 p.m.